My sister is gone so I was supose to feed her fish. I went to feed him and he is not doing well.
What size is your tank? 5 gals
What temperature is your tank? 80-85
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega 1 betta pellets and sometimes blood or white worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day 5 pellets a feeding
How often do you perform a water change? My sister only does a water change every like two weeks.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25%-50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin Aqua Plus tap water conditioner.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? paler colored
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lays on the bottom, swims vertically and breaths heavy.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Tonight
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I put in a 1 gal jar filled 1 quarter of the way up with IAL I placed the jar in heated tank with no fish in it to keep jar heated.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He never seemed normal we only have had him for about a month
How old is your fish (approximately)? about 1 year hard to tell with pet store fish.
Please help soon as possible!